Updated (April 2011): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX30 IS vs Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100 vs Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Great image quality
Overall image quality
80.0
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX30 IS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5100.

competitors

Nikon D5100 Competitors

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Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$447 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
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Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$675 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
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Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$647 body only

$747 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS Competitors

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Nikon Coolpix P100

Super zoom

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
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Samsung WB1100F

Super zoom

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
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Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Super zoom

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Significantly smaller
Aperture Narrower aperture

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Nikon

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